Welcome to Plain Local Schools

Dear Plain Local Community, 

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the entire Plain Local community for your support and encouragement during the 2017-2018 school year.  This past school year tested each of us in this community many different ways.  We encountered many hurdles, but we united as one family to support our students, staff, and families across this community.  I believe this year made us stronger and the future is bright as we dream about opportunities for children and begin preparations for the 2018-2019 school year. 

The 2018-2019 school year will feature many new partnerships and program expansion.  Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health will begin a new partnership at GlenOak High School opening a full-service office available to all residents.  In addition, we will enhance an already strong partnership with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.  We will welcome five additional School Resource Officers across the district.  These Sheriff Deputies will work closely with school officials and district families to promote safety and security throughout each school building and within Plain Township.  As a parent in the school district, I feel fortunate to have these resources available as we continue to partner with local agencies to strengthen our entire Plain Local community.

Lastly, the Plain Local School District is officially an International Baccalaureate World School at GlenOak High School.  This new program is recognized nationally and internationally as a world-class curriculum for students.  There are only 2,500 high schools in the world with this program, and GlenOak High School is one of them.  The district completed a rigorous three-year process to be eligible to offer these classes at GlenOak High School.  This new program, along with existing opportunities, will give students in Plain Local an advantage over other local students after they graduate from GlenOak High School.   Plain Local Schools has become a destination for families!  We will continue to update the community over the summer and post beginning school year activities on our website.  Please check for information and announcements all summer long.  You can also email me at mayb@plainlocal.org with additional questions or concerns.

Have a great summer.  Go Eagles!

Respectfully, 
Brent May
Superintendent